On Magic, Religion, Science and After-Science
According to Frazier, magic seems to predate religion, which is later challenged by science. Throughout the ages, man has been trying to better understand the world around him; the quest for the truth. To do this, he has resorted to magic (and superstition), religion and science. In this essay, we have reviewed the extent to which the three ways of “knowing” have helped man understand his world and his role in it. We have essayed to show that there might be need to invent another paradigm, beyond science, to lead us even closer to the truth. Even when science is not dogmatic and ritualistic, like religion, it might not lead us to the whole truth.